comma before 'too' [adverb, end position]: little time to answer too.


Mexican Spanish
I've noted that sometimes there is a comma before the word 'too'. I am a little confused as to when to apply it.

I understand we do not add it when we are just affirming agreement between two things or people concerning one specific condition.


-I like cake.
-I like cake too.

However, I am not sure if there is a rule about it when we are using 'too' as exchangeable with 'also'.


"I found the test very difficult. The questions were of higher-level than I thought they would be. There was very little time to answer too."

Is that correct, or should a comma be placed before 'too'?

Thanks for the help.
  • This one is tricky, Leetaicho. If your sentence is short and the adverb "too" is a part of the clause, then you can generally leave it out. If the sentence is longer and "too" is added at the end, many people use the comma, as I do.
    -I like cake.
    -I like cake, too. (I, like you, enjoy cake.)

    -I like pie.
    -I like cake too. (In addition to pie, I like cake.)